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  • *****apologies for cross posting***** Dear Colleagues, We are happy to announce that registration is open for the online course on Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation held November 15-18, 2021. This course is provided by Leiden University's Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in collaboration ...

  • Greetings, y'all! Apologies for the incorrect date of the last request. Do you have news about publications, promotions, presentations, awards, or major projects to share? No news too small! Send your announcements for the next issue of BIOFEEDBACK to forms.gle/6qYn4bhVJY4gbsJm9 by 5pm Central Time on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Cheers, RB ...

  • Greetings, y'all! Do you have news about publications, promotions, presentations, awards, or major projects to share? No news too small! Send your announcements for the next issue of BIOFEEDBACK to  forms.gle/6qYn4bhVJY4gbsJm9  by 5pm Central Time on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Apologies for the short turnaround time! Cheers, RB ------------------------------ ...

  • Save the date for the Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium , a free virtual event with a focus on Institutional Repository (IR) management, curation, and promotion in a health sciences environment. The inaugural conference will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 . MIRL Symposium 2021 ...

  • Please excuse duplication We are seeking a professional to manage our active writing consulting service and related scholarly communications activities. The writing consulting service has reviewed almost 3,000 documents since its inception in 2012. We are enthused about this position because it strengthens our student/faculty success services aligned ...

  • The SLA 2021 Call for Posters is open now! Deadline to submit - June 1st at 5:00pm ET We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster session to be held during SLA's Annual Conference on August 3rd-13th. Submissions within any topic relevant to librarians and information professionals are welcome. Both SLA members and non-members are invited ...

  • Seen on another list: < https://uiowa.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/medical-and-academic-library-outreach-coordinator-12171?et=K3umrLG1 > Excerpt: This is a specified term position dependent on grant funding, with an expected end date of April 30, 2026. Remote applications will be accepted, although employees will be expected to reside ...

  • Seen on another list...A tragedy from a biological and life sciences collection standpoint, and in general: 'The damage is total': fire rips through historic South African library and plant collection University of Cape Town risks losing 'irreplaceable' historical material on anthropology, ecology and politics. < https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01045-4?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=81889634d4-briefing-dy-20210420&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-81889634d4-45969386 ...

  • Posted by Elizabeth Winiarz, Retired Science Librarian, UMass Dartmouth. Please excuse any duplication. We are pleased to announce that New England Science Bootcamp for Librarians will host a low cost virtual conference on June 9, 2021, from 12:00 pm 4pm. The conference topic is Climate ...

  • AAHSL is announcing two programs a leadership training program and a leadership scholarship focusing on librarians to want to pursue those leadership roles. NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program 5 fellows are chosen each year to learn more about the knowledge and skills needed to become an AHSL director. This program is for those interested ...

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  • NJSLA Annual Conference Award - Submissions due by July 15, 2021

    Awards of NJSLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award / Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year alternating between the Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be awarded to help defray expenses in attendance to the Annual SLA Conference.

    These awards were created to honor two individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries.

    Rosemary Allen Little worked at the Firestone Library, Princeton University for 40 years, earning the respect and admiration of both faculty and students. She was President of the Princeton-Trenton chapter of SLA (now merged with the New Jersey chapter) in 1978-79.

    Frank Spaulding had a distinguished career at Bell Labs, NJ. He was president of the New Jersey SLA chapter in 1977-78 and President of the Special Libraries Association in 1986-87. He was recognized universally for his outstanding dedication to the library field.


    • Resident of New Jersey or employed in New Jersey or attending graduate school in New Jersey
    • Employment for no more than 5 years in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace or seeking employment in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace
    • Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA accredited graduate school including online enrollment or enrollment in such a program which could be online


    Current resume including up-to-date contact information.

    Concise paragraph to include the following:

    • Why you want to attend the SLA Annual Conference
    • How you will apply conference take-aways to membership and subsequent leadership roles in NJSLA

    Submission materials are due by July 15, 2021 and sent to Louise Deis: lfdeis@princeton.edu

    Members of the Awards Committee may contact applicant to obtain further information. Any questions may be sent to the above email address.


    • The grantee is expected to join the NJSLA chapter for 2021 and to volunteer for a chapter committee for a minimum of one calendar year
    • Receipt of this award is contingent upon the grantee’s submission of proof of registration for the August 2021 Conference

    Printed copy of this document

  • KYSLA Speaker Series

    KYSLA Speaker Series—Rebecca Jones

    When: May 14, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Rebecca Jones focuses on planning, problem-solving, organizational design, and leadership coaching. A highly sought-after facilitator, Rebecca’s reputation for designing consultative, participatory sessions that result in workable solutions has been proven while serving clients in Canada and the US in the library, non-profit and corporate sectors.

    Rebecca has led and facilitated over 100 planning and organizational design projects with clients from small, volunteer-run non-profits to large research university libraries. Rebecca also teaches professional development courses for the Southern Ontario Library Services’ Advancing Public Library Leadership (APLL), is program lead of BC InterLINK’s Library Leadership Excellence and Development Institute (LLEAD) and was a Mentor for the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute.

    Prior to founding Dysart & Jones with her business partner Jane Dysart in 1992, Rebecca spent 8 years as Manager, Information Services, Records Management and Technology Training with Imperial Oil Ltd.

    One of Rebecca’s distinctive approaches is to maintain what she calls the “organizational edge” by joining organizations as an employee. This allows her to live the operational and organizational realities of her clients and factor these realities into her consulting work.

    She was honored to be the Director of Branch and Neighborhood Services at Brampton Library from 2015 to 2018 and the Director of the Professional Learning Centre at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (iSchool) from 2004 to 2008.

    Rebecca holds an MLS, is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, a recipient of the Dow Jones Leadership Award, and received Ontario’s Public Librarian of the Year Award and Canada’s Award for Outstanding Service to Librarianship in 2015.

  • Join Our SLA Sierra Nevada Community

    Hello SLA Members, 
    Feel free to attend our Community meeting on March 11, 2021.
    Meet the community members and learn about our community and the type of programs we host. 

    When- March 11, 2021 [5:00 PM PT]

    Meeting ID: 951 6038 2202
    Passcode: 603616